Japanese publisher, Kadokawa, has announced recently in their light novel imprint Fantasia Bunko, that an anime adaptation of the light novel series Amagi Brilliant Park is currently in production. The series, written by Shoji Gatoh, has been confirmed to be produced by Kyoto Animation.
The Amagi Brilliant Park began in February 2013 and currently has 3 volumes released. The light novels are illustrated by Yuka Nakajima, who did the character designs for the 2012 anime Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father! (Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!). In addition to the light novel, Gatoh is also producing the manga adaptation of Amagi Brilliant Park , which started early last month.
Shoji Gatoh is known for his popular light novel series, Full Metal Panic!, which also received an anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation. The light novels began in 1998 and ended after 23 volumes in 2011, where Gatoh began his next novel, Amagi Brilliant Park, 2 years later.
A promotional video celebrating the anime announcement was also released.
Here is a synopsis of the series:
The story centers around a highschool student Seiya Kanie. On a Sunday, a mysterious transfer student who carries a musket gun Isuzu Sento takes him to an old and deserted amusement park Amagi Brilliant Park in Amagi-city, which is located in the western part of Tokyo. He is told that if the park can’t attract 100,000 visitors in the next two weeks, it will be closed immediately. For some reason, Seiya has to save the park as an acting manager.
There is not much known about the anime adaptation of Amagi Brilliant Park, other than it will be produced by Kyoto Animation. Additionally, this is the first anime since late 2012, that wasn’t based on a light novel published by Kyoto Animation. Expect more information on the anime in the upcoming months.
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